Sale of Bama

On 13th August, 2018 our client, S.C. Johnson & Son announced that it had entered into an agreement to sell Bama, its specialty line of shoe care and shoe accessory products, to Serafin Group, a diversified industrial group based in Munich, Germany. Headquartered in Mosbach, Germany and founded over 100 years ago, Bama is an established leader in the European …

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Sale of Yarrah Organic Petfood to AAC Capital

Our client, Vendis Capital, today announced the sale of their stake in Yarrah Organic Petfood B.V. , the European market leader in organic pet food, to AAC Capital, a leading Benelux mid-market buyout firm. The management team of Yarrah, led by CEO Bas van Tongeren, will invest alongside AAC. Yarrah is the leading organic pet food brand in Europe with …

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Finlays agrees sale of Horticulture Division

Our client James Finlay Limited (“Finlays”) has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Horticulture business, Finlays Horticulture Investments (“Finlays Horticulture”) and its subsidiary companies to an affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP (“Sun”) for an undisclosed sum. Finlays Horticulture is a world class scale, vertically integrated horticultural business active in the growing, processing, marketing and distribution of sustainably produced …

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Capital investment for Lily’s Kitchen

Our client, Lily’s Kitchen, a UK leader in premium natural and organic pet foods and one of the overall fastest growing UK consumer brands, has announced the completion of a significant growth capital investment from Catterton, a leading consumer-focused US private equity firm with extensive previous experience in the pet-food industry.

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Colgate-Palmolive disposal of Genie & Scel-O-frais

Our client, Colgate-Palmolive, has sold the Génie and Scel-O-Frais brands to Bolton Group for an undisclosed consideration. Génie and Scel-O-Frais are heritage French household brands with strong reputation and consumer awareness in the hand-wash laundry detergents and plastic film segments respectively. The disposals are in line with Colgate-Palmolive’s strategy to focus on its core strategic brands and product portfolio.

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DCC sale of Allied Logistics

In a second divestiture from its Food & Drink division, our client, DCC plc, has today announced the planned sale of its Allied Logistics business to Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland. Allied Logistics provides ambient and temperature controlled consumer storage and distribution services in Ireland and the acquisition will give Musgrave access to a highly efficient frozen supply chain. The sale …

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Atlantic Foods Group acquired by Flagship Food Group

On 22nd May, our client Atlantic Foods Group Ltd, a leading supplier and manufacturer of menu solutions to the UK foodservice market with annual sales in excess of £50 million, was acquired by the USA based company Flagship Food Group LLC. Flagship Food Group has an annual turnover in excess of $200 million supplying frozen, shelf-stable, and fresh products into …

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Acquisition of Abel & Cole by William Jackson Food Group

On 10th October, our client William Jackson Food Group acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Abel & Cole Holdings Limited, the online organic food delivery business. Founded nearly 25 years ago, Abel & Cole now delivers a wide range of groceries to 50,000 homes across the country every week. The company employs 450 staff and works with …

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